April 12, 2016 Semi-annual Membership Meeting; 3:30 - 5:00 PM; Heartland Community College CCB 1406

Launching the McLean County 60 x 2025 Initiative

The Illinois 60 by 2025 Network is an ever-emerging network of communities in Illinois that are committed to the goal of ensuring that 60% of all adults have a college or career credential by 2025.  This network is designed to meet the needs of communities that are working together to provide rigorous, real world learning in and out of the classroom.

September 2015 Membership Meeting - video created by Normal Community High School students 

Our History

The McLean County Community Compact was formed as a not-for-profit corporation in 1989 as an outgrowth of a local youth problem study group.  Barbara F. Stuart spearheaded the organization’s founding and served as its first director. During the early ‘90s, the Compact affiliated with the McLean County Unit of the University of Illinois Extension and expanded its staff through a countywide tax referendum.

The main focus of Compact during these years was to strengthen the transition of young people from school to the world of work. The Compact membership, in conjunction with hundreds of volunteers, committed their support, participated in a variety of programs aimed at improving academic preparation and career readiness.

In 2012 and 2013, through mutual agreement, the Compact formally ended its affiliation with the University of Illinois Extension. As a result of a strategic planning exercise held during the transition, the Compact established new vision and mission statements aimed at forming alliances and facilitating community efforts to improve college and career readiness. This changed the focus from developing programs to enhancing partnerships.

Today, the McLean County Community Compact creatively enlists the support of community stakeholders from business, government, labor, education and the community to further its purpose.  Among the benefits of Compact membership is the ability to learn first about county-wide initiatives and to network with colleagues in each of these sectors.


Board of Directors

Name Title Email
Dr. Barry Reilly, Chair Superintendent, District 87 email_icon
Tony Coletta, Vice Chair Vice President of Human Resources, Advocate Bromenn email_icon
Lee Getchius, Treasuer Business Lender, State Farm Bank email_icon
Brandy McNalis, Secretary Manager, Business Intelligence and Analytics email_icon
Mark Daniel Superintendent, McLean County Unit 5 email_icon
Greg Donovan V.P. of Finance, Afni, Inc. email_icon
Kyle Ham CEO, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council email_icon
Becky Hines Director, Association Services, YWCA email_icon
Brad Hutchison P12 Coordinator, Illinois State University email_icon
Bob Keller Retired Director, McLean County Health Department email_icon
John M. Whalen LACE Program Director, Midwest Region Laborers email_icon
Rob Widmer President, Heartland Community College email_icon



John Freese 11th Judicial Circuit of IL, Retired email_icon
Barb Findley Stuart Founding Member of Compact and Consultant email_icon 
Dr. Mark E. Jontry  Regional Superintendent, DeWitt-Livingston-Logan-McLean Counties email_icon

Membership List

Sustaining Members


Heartland Community College

Heartland Community College








McLean County

McLean County Logo




Regional Office of Education


McLean County Unit #5

Unit 5 logo


Annual Gold Members



Afni, Inc.

Heartland Bank


Gary Niehaus




Annual Silver Members


LeRoy CUSD 2

Regional Office of Education #17


Illinois Laborers

Commerce Bank

Heartland Bank


Annual Bronze Members



Donovan, Greg

Mark Jontry

John and Marilyn Freese

Barbara Stuart


Olympia CUSD 16


State of Illinois

Bloomington Public Schools